PACT to Recognize Howard Ross of LLR Partners as Legend Award Honoree at 2019 Enterprise Awards

Finalists unveiled for nine competitive awards celebrating the success of the region’s technology and healthcare leaders and companies

Philadelphia, PA., February 22, 2019 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) will recognize Howard Ross of LLR Partners as the Legend Award Honoree at the 2019 PACT Enterprise Awards on May 13, 2019.   This award is presented annually to an individual who has actively supported technology and innovation in the region through leadership and exemplary work.  In addition to Howard, PACT unveiled the names of the 27 finalists competing for nine prestigious awards.

“Howard’s impact on Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial and capital ecosystem is expansive and spans over four decades of dedicated effort,” said Dean Miller, CEO of PACT.  “At Arthur Andersen (now KPMG), Howard led their emerging growth company practice, and along with his “soul mate”, Steve Goodman, also a Legend honoree, he served countless entrepreneurs with sound, practical advice that led to many successes.  He then re-invented himself midcareer and established LLR Partners, one of the most prominent private equity firms in the region and beyond. In his 20 years at LLR, he continues to serve entrepreneurs not only with capital, but also sound advice and counsel that has always been his trademark.”

In 1999, Howard co-founded LLR Partners, a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies.  With over 60 people based in Philadelphia, LLR invests in education, fintech, healthcare, industrial tech, security and software businesses.  LLR has raised more than $3.5 billion across five funds, providing equity capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts.  Howard is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Agility Recovery Solutions, Key2Act, Numotion, Rapid Ratings and Rizing.   Prior to forming LLR, Howard was the partner in–charge of Arthur Andersen’s Growth Company Practice in the Greater Philadelphia market. 

The Enterprise Awards remain the region’s most competitive and prestigious business awards.  Judges sorted through more than five hundred applications to select this year’s finalists.

Introducing the 2019 PACT Enterprise Awards finalists:

Healthcare Innovator (Sponsor:  Independence Blue Cross)

EIR Healthcare

Micro Interventional Devices

Tandigm Health

Healthcare CEO (Sponsors:  EY and Morgan Lewis Bockius)

Joseph Capper, BioTelemetry

Mel Sorensen, Galera Therapeutics

Navneet Puri, Nevakar

Healthcare Emerging (Sponsors:  RSM and SAP)



Vybe Urgent Care

Healthcare Startup (Sponsor:  Ben Franklin Technology Partners)

Bainbridge Health


Tmunity Therapeutics

Technology Company (Sponsor:  Comcast Business)


Frontline Education


Technology CEO (Sponsor: Cozen O’Connor)

Ned Moore, Clutch

Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

Andre Golsorkhi, SideCar

Technology Emerging (Sponsors:  Fox Rothschild and EisnerAmper)



Phenom People

Technology Startup (Sponsors:  Broadpath and Pepper Hamilton)

Augean Robotics



Investment Deal


Essential Medical

Velicept Therapeutics

Tickets for the 2019 PACT Enterprise Awards are currently available.  Visit the PACT website for more information and to register. 

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)   

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